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The Flame and the Arrow (1950) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Harold Hecht and Frank Ross.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyErnest HallerNominated
Best Music - ScoringMax SteinerNominated
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The Flame and The Arrow (1950): Italy’s Acrobatic Robin Hood

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 18, 2019 From 4 Star Films

In the region of Italy called Lombardy, Dardo Bartoli (Burt Lancaster) is a bit of an Italian Robin Hood. However, his acclaim as an outlaw is brought on by personal conviction and a blatant disregard for authority. Others are captivated by his lionhearted bravado and fearlessness that, even as a pe... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE FLAME AND THE ARROW (1950)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 21, 2013 From Virtual Virago

All of the classic swashbuckling stars had good looks and charm, but few, if any, could rival Burt Lancaster for sheer physical prowess. Lancaster earned his Oscar nominations and Best Actor win for dramas, but early in his career he put his background as a circus acrobat to good use in a handful of... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE FLAME AND THE ARROW (1950)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 21, 2013 From Virtual Virago

All of the classic swashbuckling stars had good looks and charm, but few, if any, could rival Burt Lancaster for sheer physical prowess. Lancaster earned his Oscar nominations and Best Actor win for dramas, but early in his career he put his background as a circus acrobat to good use in a handful of... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE FLAME AND THE ARROW (1950)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 21, 2013 From Virtual Virago

All of the classic swashbuckling stars had good looks and charm, but few, if any, could rival Burt Lancaster for sheer physical prowess. Lancaster earned his Oscar nominations and Best Actor win for dramas, but early in his career he put his background as a circus acrobat to good use in a handful of... Read full article


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Marchese Alessandro de Granazia: If only I could be sure you're as honest as you are pretty, but then with a collar around your neck... it's hard to tell whether your throat's blushing from passion or deceit.


Dardo Bartoli: Now, Marchese, we're in the dark where a sword is just a long knife.


Dardo Bartoli: I learned a long time ago, my lady, never trust a mountain cat when she stops snarling and never trust a woman when your back is turned.


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Nick Cravat, who plays Piccolo, was an acrobat who was teamed with Burt Lancaster before Lancaster became a star. He appears in many of Lancaster's movies. In this one, and in The Crimson Pirate, he plays a mute. The reason was that his thick Brooklyn accent, which he could not lose, would have been wildly out of place in such period pieces.
Philip Van Zandt:  Ulrich's henchman.
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